Need some help if anyone has experience with this
My knees have been hurting, a LOT lately. It's mostly when I squat. I've been pushing myself pretty hard lately especially with the squatting motions. Rest of my day though I spend a lot of time sitting, so i figure it might have something to do with that as well (gluteal amnesia). Oh and I have (severely) flat feet.
I think I'm going to go by this article and just get some rest from squatting motions...
I'll probably stick with pulling motions (which gives me zero pain) for now till the pain is alleviated.
The pain started to arise when i switched to ass to grass squats. I never had this problem with box squats... I think the ROOT of the problem might be my flat feet which would cause my knees to pronate inward, especially when squatting to the deck.
Hell ive spent months doing nothing but front squats and rack pulls and never had this problem.
And though it seems to be symptomatic of a mobility problem, I'm flexible as fuck (i can kick well over my head and nearly do the splits in each direction), so I don't think it's that. And my glutes seem to be firing fine, I can do all of the glute activation drills with no problem, difficulty, or anything.
If it is the flat feet, would squatting with nike free's be what's causing my pronation? Do i need to squat in regular shoes or something with sturdy arch-supports?